TNA iMPACT! 2/4/10

“The Breaking of the Band.”  iMPACT! open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Mike Tenay and Taz are our hosts.

8 Card Stud Tournament Qualifying Match: Brutus Magnus vs. Ken Anderson.   Anderson does his usual pre-match bit.  Uninteresting brawling.  The match is all punch/kick for the first 2 minutes.  Magnus hits a Regal Cutter for 2, then goes for a TKO, but Anderson gouges his eyes and hits the Mic Check for the pin in 2:35.  Not good.  “Winner, winner, chicken dinner” he says.

Mick Foley arrives in a crappy car.  Insta-commercials.

Christy Hemme interviews Kurt Angle.  He’s mad at Hulk Hogan.  So am I.

Tenay and Taz hype tonight’s card.

Eric Bischoff comes out and talks about Mick Foley.  Mick Foley comes out, name drops a bunch of wrestling’s less reputable characters, then says Bischoff is the one person in the business he hates.  They bicker.  It goes on for a while.  Foley is pretty good, but Bischoff ruins it.  Bischoff books Foley vs. Kevin Nash in a No DQ Match tonight.

Abyss and Jeremy Borash are watching on a monitor, scared for their jobs.  Insta-commercials.

Christy Hemme interviews the Knockouts Champion, Tara.

TNA World Tag Team Championship Match: Matt Morgan & Hernandez (c) vs. Team 3D.  Hernandez locks up with Brother Ray.  Hernandez knocks Ray down with a shoulder block.  Ray squashes Hernandez in the corner.  Brother Ray throws Hernandez off the top rope, then drops an elbow for 2.  Devon and Morgan tag in.  Devon takes him down and hits a leg drop for 2.  Morgan drops Devon with a clothesline for 2.  Hernandez tags in and cranks on Devon’s neck.  Hernandez drops Devon with a body block for 2.  Hernandez goes for a superplex, but Devon bites his forehead and knocks him down.  Diving headbutt by Devon.  Morgan and Ray tag in.  Morgan elbows his way out of a go behind.  Ray avoids the Carbon Footprint and hits a German suplex, then hits a Samoan Drop on Hernandez.  Devon comes in.  Reverse 3D on Morgan gets 2.  Hernandez tries to run wild, but fails.  3D sets up the Wassup.  The Nasty Boys come out to push Devon off the top while the referee’s back is turned.  The distraction leads to Morgan hitting the Carbon Footprint on Ray for the pin in 5:06.  The Nastys come in the ring for a beatdown, but the champs return to run them off.  3D fist bumps Morgan and Hernandez.  The match?  It wasn’t too bad.

Jesse Neal vs. Samoa Joe.  Neal jumps Joe immediately and gets T-boned out of his boots.  Joe hammers Neal in the corner, whips him to the other corner, squashes him, and blasts him with a kick.  Neal fights back and tries to get something going.  Joe casually avoids a cross body.  Joe kicks his ass.  Knee to the corner, Muscle Buster, pin in 2:09.  It was short and served its purpose.

Christy interviews Hulk Hogan, who didn’t watch Kurt Angle’s interview earlier.  Because he’s busy booking TNA into oblivion.

Non-Title: “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero vs. TNA World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles (w/Ric Flair).  They lock up and go at it.  Styles throws some chops.  Lots of counters.  Dinero hits a Bionic Elbow, while we’re ripping off old school wrestlers.  Styles bails.  Insta-commercials.  Styles drops Dinero with a shoulder block.  Styles hits a dropkick, which delights Flair so much, he struts at ringside.  Styles clamps on a face lock.  Styles hammers Dinero.  Dinero gets a sunset flip for 2.  Styles goes back to the face lock.  Styles keeps the heat on Dinero.  Dinero fights back and drops Styles with a shoulder block for 2.  Styles rocks him with a kick to the back of the head.  Dinero avoids Styles in the corner and throws a chop.  Styles avoids the Coronation.  Styles goes for a suplex, but Dinero turns it into an inside cradle for the pin!  (6:41 shown).  Styles and Flair beat up Dinero until Samoa Joe makes the save.  Styles chop blocks Joe’s leg and they beat him down.  Dinero gets up and makes the save for Joe, and the two of them clean house.  Security finally breaks it up.  Insta-commercials.  Really good match.

Flair yells at Joe from the ramp while security holds back Joe and Dinero in the ring.  Joe grabs the mic and yells at Styles.  Joe says he’s cashing in his Feast Or Fired title shot at Against All Odds.  Joe and Dinero go after them.  Cut away.

Christy interviews Angelina Love.

Kevin Nash and Eric Young are talking backstage.  Eric Bischoff comes in.  He doesn’t know who Young is.  Young says he’s under contract.  Bischoff tells him to leave.  Bischoff tells Nash to destroy Mick Foley tonight.  Nash wants Bichoff to give Scott Hall and Syxx-Pac contracts.  Bischoff says they’re screw ups.  Inta-commercials.

Earlier tonight, Bischoff told Foley he’d face Kevin Nash tonight.  2 months ago, Foley kicked Nash’s ass.

Christy interviews Mick Foley.  Abyss interrupts, afraid for his job.  Foley says it’ll be fine, but tells Abyss not to interfere tonight.

8 Card Stud Tournament Qualifying Match: Tomko vs. Kurt Angle.  Angle hits a suplex, then eats Tomko’s boot.  Angle headbutts Tomko, then clotheslines him out of the ring.  Once back inside, Tomko takes control.  Powerslam gets 2.  Angle rallies and hits the rolling Germans.  Angle Slam gets 2.  They’ve killed that as a finish.  Tomko drops Angle with a clothesline.  Angle hits the rolling Germans again.  Angle clamps on the Angle Lock ’03 for the submission win in 4:31.  Fine little match.

The Knockouts Championship is NEXT!

Highlights of the UK tour are shown.

Foley/Nash video package.

Nash asks Hogan to give Hall and Pac another chance.  He says he’ll take care of Foley tonight, but wants Hogan to keep an open mind.

Beautiful People/Angelina Love video package.

TNA Knockouts Championship Match: Tara (c) vs. Angelina Love.  They lock up.  Tara takes Love down with a side headlock.  Love rolls her over into a pinning predicament, but Tara turns it back over.  I love that spot.  They do some cool mat work/cradle sequences.  Insta-commercials.  Greco-Roman knuckle lock.  Love gets the better of it.  Love with a schoolgirl out of the corner for 2.  Tara hits a fireman’s carry into a side slam for 2.  They blur Tara’s boobs, so something must have slipped out, or they’re blurring the logo on her gear.  Love counters a Widow’s Peak attempt, but Tara manages to pin her with a cradle (3:03 shown).  They shake hands after the match.  The Beautiful People run in and attack Love.  Tara hesitates, but makes the save.  Tara and Love clean house.

Scott Hall and Syxx-Pac are slinking around the parking lot.  Insta-commercials.

Kurt Angle barges into Hogan’s office and yells at him.  Hogan says he isn’t responsible and Angle is a hot head.  Angle says he’s giving Hogan his last warning.  Hogan tells Angle to leave.

No DQ Match: Mick Foley vs. Kevin Nash.  Foley brings a barbed wire bat.  Nash brings a whole shopping cart full of weapons.  Foley beats Nash’s trash can with the bat.  Nash blocks his shots with a chair.  Nash hits Foley with a hockey stick, then tries to grind the barbed wire into his face.  Foley kicks him in the balls to block it.  Foley hits a running forearm.  Foley picks up the framed picture of him and Abyss.  He hesitates, and Nash drops him with a big boot for the pin in 2:13.  Just awful.  Hall and Syxx-Pac come in through the crowd… and attack Nash!  The fuck?

The show wasn’t bad as a whole, but what the fuck is up with that ending?

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